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  1. Toddler Storytime

    July 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Toddler Storytime (16 months – 2 years) is a drop-in program for toddlers and their families. Participants will listen to a few stories, sing songs and color. Summer Dates are: Jun. 26, Jul 10, Jul 17, Aug. 07, Aug. 14

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  2. Birds, Birds, BIrds! Storytime & Craft, drop-in

    July 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    A hands-on storytime that includes books about birds, a variety of touchable bird related objects (i.e. nests, worms, etc.) followed by a bird related craft. Suitable for children ages 5 to 8, drop-in.

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  3. Book Group for 2nd & 3rd grade students with their Parent/Guardian: Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter, registration

    July 17, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friend. This is a parent/guardian & child book group for children in 2nd & 3rd grade. This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  4. MAMASTEPH entertains at the Hingham Public Library

    July 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Stephanie Chase is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, entertainer and crafts person. As MAMASTEPH she is a popular performer who has a vast and loyal audience throughout the South Shore. She has four cd’s to her credit. They are "Simply Mamasteph", "There's A Little Light", “Mamasteph: A Family Christmas Album" and her most recent “Little Mouse, Little House” released in 2017. Copies of her cd’s are available for checkout at the library. Suitable for young children and their grownups! Please join us for a magical musical morning.

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  5. READ TO Taco - a therapy dog, suitable for ages 5+, registration

    July 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Read To a Dog moves to Wednesdays during the summer. Beginning at 10:30 AM from Jun. 20 to Aug. 15| Prevent the summer slide and keep your skills sharp by reading to an eager listener. The dogs will be available for 15 minute sessions on their “listening” days. Suitable for kids age 5 and up. ... The Summer Listening Schedule: Jun.20, Christina & Salty | Jun.27, Michelle & Taco | Jul.11, Christina & Salty | Jul. 18, Michelle & Taco | Jul.25, Toni & Boo | Aug. 01, Pat & Luke | Aug.08, Christina & Salty | Aug.15, Pat & Luke. Registration is necessary – please call the Children’s department to reserve. Registration is open now

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  6. STEAM with MARY ELLEN, "T is Technology", ages 4 to 8, drop-in event

    July 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Welcome to all things STEAM! … We will be celebrating science this summer at the library through our series, STEAM with MARY ELLEN. Each program will include: a story; a group re-telling of the story with discussion of the science in the story; and a hands-on activity related to the session’s topic. | Wed. Jul. 11: “S” is SCIENCE…Excellent Explosions! Chemical reactions |Wed. Jul.18: “T” is TECHNOLOGY … robots & coding | Tue. Jul.24: “E” is ENGINEERING … strength and materials with the Three Little Pigs | Wed. Aug. 01: “A” is ART … milk art | Aug. 07: “M” is MATH … racing cars (measure velocity) and design a project on a budget (math skills).

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  7. Book Group for 4th & 5th grade: "Gregor the Overlander" by Suzanne Collins, registration

    July 18, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Activity Room

    When Gregor falls through a grate in his apartment building, he's hurtled into the dark Underland, a world that is on the brink of war. But his arrival is no accident--a prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. For students in grades 4 & 5. Please read the selected book and join us for a lively discussion. This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  8. Sing Along with Sherry, a family musical program, drop-in

    July 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    10:30 AM: Sing Along with Sherry! 4 and under, Whiton Room We will read stories in song and shake our sillies out with musical instruments, parachute games and more. Come ready to sing your heart out! | Sherry Eskin was a children's librarian for the Boston Public Library who left to have her two kids. Now Sherry appears all over the Boston area at libraries, farmer's markets and other community locations.

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  9. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: Rhythm Fundamentals, ages 6 to 8

    July 19, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    An Intro to Percussion class for students age 6 to 8 that introduces basic music concepts and skills through learning to play a variety of percussion instruments. Space is limited: Registration is required and begins on Jul. 05

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  10. Chocolate Party, ages 9+

    July 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    PLease join us for a chocolate event that includes dipping, trivia and games. The library will provide a selection of items for dipping but participants are encouraged to bring choice that they would like to try. For ages 9+, registration begins July 05.

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  11. STEM Playgroup, ages 3 to 5, registration

    July 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

    STEM for preschool children. Young children are natural- born scientists and engineers. Explore the world around you through science, technology, engineering, and math with everyday activities.

    Please register for the series. You can register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  12. Shark Storytime & Craft, ages 4 to 8, drop-in

    July 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Yikes, it's Shark Week! Please join us for stories about sharks and a related craft. Suitable for children ages 4 to 8. Drop-in event.

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  13. Dance Along with Tracy Durso

    July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    DANCE ALONG is a movement program for active toddlers hosted by Tracy Durso Children and their caregivers will have fun clapping, marching, jumping, spinning and more as they use props, music, and songs to foster early dance skills. Dance Along is for children ages 2+ with caregiver

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  14. STEAM with MARY ELLEN, "E" is Engineering, ages 4 to 8, drop-in program

    July 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Welcome to all things STEAM! … We will be celebrating science this summer at the library through our series, STEAM with MARY ELLEN. Each program will include: a story; a group re-telling of the story with discussion of the science in the story; and a hands-on activity related to the session’s topic. | Wed. Jul. 11: “S” is SCIENCE…Excellent Explosions! Chemical reactions |Wed. Jul.18: “T” is TECHNOLOGY … robots & coding | Tue. Jul.24: “E” is ENGINEERING … strength and materials with the Three Little Pigs | Wed. Aug. 01: “A” is ART … milk art | Aug. 07: “M” is MATH … racing cars (measure velocity) and design a project on a budget (math skills).

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  15. Magician Stephen Brenner, Family Program

    July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Magician Stephen Brenner will entertain families with his interactive, fun-filled magic variety show that includes live animals. Tricks, kid-friendly jokes plus pet therapy animals equals a night NOT to be missed! Family program, drop-in event.

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  16. Baby Storytime

    July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Babies (0 to 15 months) and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, engage in finger plays and blow bubbles! drop-in event Summer Dates are: Jul 11, Jul 25. Aug 01, Aug 08, Aug 15

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  17. READ TO Boo - a therapy dog, suitable for ages 5+, registration

    July 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

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  18. Krafts 4 Kids: Kindness Rocks, drop-in

    July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Kids will create and paint designs on rocks embracing a theme of kindness. ages 5 to 8, drop-in event, *Clothing caution: acrylic paint will be used, please wear appropriate clothing.

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  19. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: Pre-Primary Ballet, ages 3 & 4, registration

    July 25, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    This class allows children to explore their imaginations through the experience of music and movement.

    Registration for this program begins on July 11. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  20. Family Open Play

    July 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Open Play: Families are invited to socialize and play with the library toy collection

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  21. The Inventor Mentor: Exciting Science Through Invention!, drop-in

    July 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Hands-on science adventure sure to inspire the young engineers and inventors of tomorrow. Activitities include designing, building and testing air rockets, water bottle rockets, gliders and fliers of all sorts. Experience the air table, big bubbles, soap foam makers, Air Zookas and other activities. This is a drop in program suitable for ages 4 and up. Allow at least 45 minutes to enjoy all the fun.

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  22. Imagination Station: Lego Design Challenge, drop-in event

    July 26, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Design a structure from the world of Harry Potter. This is a drop-in event for ages 6 to 10. *Please note that lego creations remain in the library.

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  23. Family Bingo, drop-in

    July 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Please join us for this fun family favorite where everyone wins a prize. Drop-in program.

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  24. STEM Playgroup, ages 3 to 5, registration

    July 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

    STEM for preschool children. Young children are natural- born scientists and engineers. Explore the world around you through science, technology, engineering, and math with everyday activities.

    Please register for the series. You can register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  25. Musical Movie Monday - Disney's Little Mermaid

    July 30, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Families are welcome to bring a snack, a beverage (covered please!) and a blanket if you prefer to lounge on the floor! | Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. But the fate of her father's kingdom is in her hands. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both of her worlds.| Selected Mondays offer a musical movie. Dates are: Jul. 02: “The Jungle Book” | Jul. 16: “Frozen”, Sing Along version” | Jul. 30: “The Little Mermaid” |Aug. 13: “The Lion King”

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  26. Jewelry Making Workshop

    July 30, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Create beautiful jewelry to wear or to gift. ages 9+, drop-in

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  27. Happy Birthday Harry Potter! drop-in event

    July 31, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Children's Department

    We'll read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at 1 pm followed by a craft and other fun activities and, of course, Birthday Cake! Suggested age is 5+

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  28. South Shore Conservatory Demonstration Class: Discovering Drama, ages 5 to 7, registration

    July 31, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Designed for younger performers, ages 5 - 7, “Discovering Drama” offers children an opportunity to develop speaking, listening, and social skills through structured dramatic play. Students engage in creative exploration through participation in theatre games, as well as an age-appropriate “mini-musical” experience, integrating simple song work and movement. Parents and caregivers may join us for a mini performance at the end of class. Space is limited: Registration is required and begins on Jul.17

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Teens

  1. Pop Up Art: Rock 'n Roll

    July 17, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Join us for a rockin' teen art event! Pop Up Art School’s teen offering to complement the Massachusetts Collaborative Summer Library program, “Libraries Rock!”, is inspired by retro rock ‘n roll posters. Workshop participants will learn two printmaking techniques: monoprinting and collagraphy. We will take the printmaking results and collage them for a personalized statement poster. For teens entering grades 6 and up.

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  2. Candy Sushi

    July 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Activity Room

    We're making candy sushi! We'll have the supplies, just bring your creativity and appetite. We'll make some delectable candy creations! All teens grade 6 and up welcome.

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  3. Magic: The Gathering!

    July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Looking for someone to play Magic: The Gathering with? Look no further! Come spend the afternoon playing a great game and making new friends! Magic newbies, beginners, and experts all welcome! No registration necessary.

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  4. Teen Book Group: Dread Nation

    July 21, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    All teens in grades 6 and up welcome! Drop-in event. New members are always welcome! We meet biweekly throughout the summer to discuss that meeting's books and chat over snacks. This meeting we will be discussing: Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland. Library copies of the book will be made available at the children's desk. Summary: Set in post-Civil War America, after the dead began to rise from the battlefield of Gettysburg. Children of color are required to attend schools to train them in the art of combat to protect the more well-to-do from the dead. Jane McKeene just wants to go home to her family, but when families in Baltimore go missing, she will be caught in a desperate fight against powerful enemies - and the walking dead will be the least of her problems...

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  5. Shark Week Party

    July 23, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Activity Room

    It's Shark Week! To celebrate, we're going to be having fun with shark and ocean-themed snacks, playing some shark trivia, and watching a shark-themed film! All teens in grades 6 and up welcome.

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  6. Bucket Band Workshop for Teens

    July 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    South Shore Conservatory presents a percussion class for teens! The workshop will introduce basic rhythm and percussion skills using pails, buckets, etc. Jesse Stiglich, percussion teacher at South Shore Conservatory, will lead this fun workshop. No experience necessary!

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  7. Anime and Manga Workshop with Robin Brenner

    July 25, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    Manga and Anime enthusiasts, gather! Teens entering grade 6 and up are invited to join us for a special anime and manga workshop from local expert, Robin Brenner! Robin is a teen librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Brookline, MA. She is a national expert on comics and graphic novels and runs the graphic novel review website, No Flying No Tights. Robin has been on a number of judging committees - such as The Boston Globe Horn Book Awards, the Michael J. Printz Award, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and more! - and works nationally with the Young Adult Library Services Association, or YALSA.

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  8. Snow Cones and Buttons

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room

    We're making snow cones and buttons! Come enjoy a tasty summer treat and make some buttons for your jacket or bag! Drop in program, no registration necessary.

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  9. Harry Potter Feast

    July 31, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fearing/Trustees Conference Room

    It's Harry Potter's birthday (Happy Birthday, 'Arry!) and in honor of this most auspicious day, we are preparing some of the Wizarding World's most famous dishes and beverages. Just bring yourself and your appetite!

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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